Aries (21 March – 19 April)
This month’s events might symbolise a shift in direction for you, letting go of a job or role, selling a business or moving to take on a brand new position. Change is the theme and you may be more than ready to let go of the past and set off into a bright new future as soon as January begins.
You have a rare event taking place at the start of 2019. This is the fact that on January 1st, New Year’s Day, your ruling planet Mars moves into your star sign, Aries, for the first time in two years. To do so on the first day of a new year is promising. Make New Year resolutions this year and you’re likely to stick to them.
What will help you throughout January is to take charge of your life and make the most of action planet Mars powering through your star sign. Mars rules physical activity so get out and about, go for a run, join a gym or fitness club.
Do anything which makes you feel strong and boosts your energy levels. This month requires courage and boldness. It’s important to focus on you and your personal aims and goals as you navigate your way forwards.
Nothing is straightforward this month and it’s important to have your wits about you whether you’re starting a job or moving on. This is because of key planetary activity taking place throughout January.
January is an eclipse month. The Solar or New Moon eclipse takes place on the 6th in Capricorn and the Lunar or Full Moon eclipse takes place on the 21st cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.
Eclipses are game-changers, they tend to coincide with drama, big events, the unexpected. Life takes a sudden twist or turn and there are other factors to consider. Hold on to your hat this month and expect a roller coaster ride when it comes to your work and career and what next.
The most important eclipse for you is the one on the 6th as it not only takes place in your career and vocation sector, but the Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This is heavy-duty astrology, whether you’re up against the authorities, you’re fed up of working for a difficult boss or you’ve taken on too much recently. The twin themes of duty and responsibility could weigh heavy as 2019 gets underway.
Other factors in your astrology suggest that you won’t take kindly to feeling trapped or oppressed. On the same day as the Solar Eclipse, the 6th, live-wire Uranus turns direct in your star sign Aries. This is the rebel, the individual, the activist.
Put these two planetary factors together and you won’t want to put up with a difficult situation in your life. You want action and freedom this month and the odds are that you’re going to create it or make it happen.
Eclipses do sometimes bring events out of left field, so if you’re hiding your head in the sand, this month could bring a change of direction that you weren’t expecting. With strong fire sign energy, however, there’s a real possibility that you’re the one who’s instigating change and want to do things differently.
Embrace a chance to let go of responsibility or be free this month. Big Jupiter in fire sign Sagittarius promises freedom, space and a chance to move on. This planet/sign combination favours travel and study, seeking out pastures new.
Broaden your horizons, expand your mind and begin a period in your life when knowledge and learning can take you far. If you want to move abroad, perhaps to follow someone you love, this month is when you’ll be ready to say Yes.
Love planet Venus enters Sagittarius and this same sector of your horoscope on the 7th. This is perfect for a holiday romance or for going away with the one you love. If you’re in a relationship or married, you’ll benefit from some time together in a new location.
It’s the end of January that promises excitement (and some drama) for love and relationships. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st falls in Leo and your romance sector. Eclipses switch your situation around so you might start a love affair or embrace change within a close relationship.
The best date of the month for love is the 22nd when Venus and Jupiter, the two best planets, meet in Sagittarius. Plus, your planet Mars teams up with Jupiter on the 25th, adding a desire for boldness and courage to the mix. Trust your luck at the end of January and embrace adventure and new experiences.
Come the end of the month, both the Sun and Mercury change star signs, leaving Capricorn and your work and responsibility sector. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th followed by Mercury on the 24th. Aquarius rules friends and group activities in your horoscope. This is where to turn your focus and attention and get other people on your side.
You might need friends if you’ve been up against enemies at work or perhaps there’s a different reason why you’re seeking support & advice, fun & inspiration. Either way, it’s the people closest to you who remind you of life’s riches and can help you reorient your compass away from difficulty towards less stress and ease.